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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Ashworth Valley

A 2 mile walk to Norden beside the pretty Cheesden Brook along its tree-lined valley. Located at Hooley Bridge, on the Bury-Rochdale Road (the B6222), and ends at the Rochdale-Edenfield Road (the A680).

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Boggart Hole Clough

Blackley, Manchester

Green Flag Awarded wooded ravine runs through the immediate north-eastern inner suburbs of Manchester, yet it is totally unspoilt. It is accessible by path from Rochdale Road. There is a large boating lake with a tree covered island.

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Bruntwood Park

Bruntwood Lane, Stockport

Pleasant walks beside the lovely gardens and brook, heavily wooded with evergreens and deciduous trees. There is an 18 hole putting green, children's adventure playground, pets corner and a BMX Cycle track. Entrance located on the A5149 Cheadle to Cheadle Hulme Road.

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Burrs Country Park

Woodhill Road, Bury
Tel: 0161 2535353   Email:

Relaxing river and countryside walks with many natural and man-made water courses. A permanent orienteering trail can be found amongst the parks many walkways.

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Daisy Nook Country Park

Between Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne

The River Medlock runs through a wooded valley, between Oldham and Ashton under Lyne, a pleasant circular walk in National Trust parkland.

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Debdale Park

Hyde Road, Gorton
Tel: 0161 223 8278     Fax: 0161 223 3714

Green Flag Award winner 2003, Debdale Park's facilities include Tennis courts, Bowling greens, a Basketball court, Football pitches - 5-a-side and grass pitch, Skateboarding ramp, 9 Hole Pitch and Putt, Children’s play area, Orienteering course and a conservation pond area.

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Etherow Country Park

George Street, Compstall, Stockport
Tel: 0161 427 6937

One of Britain's first country parks, a lively area of woodland and riverside walks and a haven for wildlife. Facilities & features include self-guided walks and trails, theme walks, and a whole lot more.

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Fred Perry Way

Tel: 0161 474 4919

Named after the famous tennis champion from Stockport, a  14 mile walking route which spans the Borough, from Woodford in the south to Reddish in the north.

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Healey Dell

Healey Dell Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Healey Hall Mills, Shawclough, Rochdale
Tel: 01706 350459
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A thickly wooded valley, host to a variety of wildlife. A disused 1800s railway line is now a nature trail!

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Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Information Centre, Waterfold Car Park, off Bradshaw Road, Bradshaw, Bolton
Tel:  01204 853360

90 square miles of moorland, farmland, valleys and reservoirs. Site facilities include; Toilets, Picnic area, Dogs allowed, Car parking, Restaurant/ takeaway food, Wheelchair friendly. Disabled toilet and baby change facilities available – RADAR key.

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Medlock Valley

The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside
Tel: 0161 330 9613

The Mersey Valley covers 870 acres from Stockport to Irlam.

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